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Columbia Law School

Rank 4 (USNWR 2022)

Applicants for the class of 2026 , matriculating 2023

1026 applicants for the 2022 - 2023  cycle
2/5 , 9 rejected, 10 waitlisted, 6 withdrawn
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 172 174 176
GPA 3.75 3.84 3.92
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 9612 98
# Admissions offers 1098 -
Class size 479 98
% Accepted 11.4% 97
% Yield 39.4% 81
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 165 170 173
GPA 3.67 3.83 3.95
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 172 169 177
GPA 3.4 3.77 3.87
Softs Tier 3.75 Tier 3.3 Tier 3.4
Scholarship - - $104,000
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 77
Days from UR to decision 252
Interview invite rate 0.4%
Interview conversion rate 12.5%
URM LSAT differential 0.29
URM GPA differential -0.04
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Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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Columbia Law School
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.

Stats

$38,714.00
Tuition
99th percentile
$64,463.00
CoA
99th percentile
65.70%
Grads with debt
22nd percentile
$190,141.00
Average debt
99th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary, 25th %
100th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$65,000.00
PI Salary
91st percentile
97.40%
Employment rate
100th percentile
96.40%
Bar pass rate
90th percentile

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Calculations assume a 10-year fixed rate loan.

Columbia University Breakdown

In-school

Total cost of attendance$315,000
$105,000 x 3
Total scholarships$75,000
$25,000 x 3
Savings$10,000
Debt after three years$230,000
Assuming 10-year fixed rate loan
Total repaid@5.0%$11,500
Interest paid$11,500

After graduation

Annual breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Annual disposable income$60,000

Monthly breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Monthly disposable income$60,000

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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

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16:39
New medians are litty
TastyDecorousMeerkat
2:21
The new medians aren't reflected for year 2021-22 right?
14:16
What are they?
17:19
@TastyDecorousMeerkat: they are
17:19
@mk1866: lsat dropped by 1 point to 173
where can i find the new medians?
Anyone know when in December early decisions are typically announced?
10:26
and at the very least his GPA is higher than the median
10:27
medians are going down for this cycle
10:29
i think mid december
10:29
for EDs.
10:29
where did you ED?
Thanks, Columbia.
I went to the LSAC Forum in LA, and Dean Z said that she's expecting medians to drop this cycle.
16:00
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GreenJumbledScorpion
17:18
Lets gooooo
GreenJumbledScorpion
17:18
I just want a one point drop in LSAT medians
adcomm said ED in dec and RD in Jan
sanctaracing
19:24
i just checked my status checker for columbia and the list of materials disappeared (the one where it has check marks next to each item). has that happened to any1 before?
15:55
i just checked mine and same thing
BungleBengal
17:18
mine did that as well :0
sanctaracing
17:21
ok thx i just wanted to make sure i wasn't the only one
16:52
might just be a standard thing though for everyone
PoliteVersedDormouse
6:59
Not everyone, mine is still there.
11:09
my list of materials is also still there
mine disappeared a couple days before it got marked complete
liono
13:45
Anyone expecting waves this week? I applied ED mid november so the wait is agonizing